This is the series you have been waiting for – the chance to visit communities in Judea and Samaria, from the comfort of your home, and catch a glimpse of life in each and every community.
The dedicated pioneers of Havot Yair believe that settling the land in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy is critical to the future of Israel. Undeterred by limited resources, or ongoing security threats from nearby hostile Arab residents, the people of Havot Yair are especially focused on attracting new families and ensuring that everyone is protected from terrorist threats as much as humanly possible. But they draw strength from their conviction that God will support their efforts, as they fulfill Biblical prophecy.
Havot Yair, a small community tucked within the pristine slopes of the hills of Samaria, is located on the lands apportioned to the tribe of Ephraim. It overlooks the Kana River Valley, which formed the boundary between the tribes of Ephraim and Menashe. Havot Yair was established in 1991 by four idealistic families and has since grown to nearly 100 families, drawn to its serene environment and dedicated community life. While some newer families live in temporary trailer homes, many families are living in permanent homes.
Join me as we visit Havot Yair. May God bless us all with good health, and may we meet in person soon, to tour Havot Yair, where we will visit with the people you are meeting today on film.
Shalom from Samaria,
Sondra Oster Baras
Director, Israel Office